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Luke Skywalker’s Journey To The Force Awakens

“Who is Luke Skywalker?” That question posed by LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy was the hook that eventually drew J.J. Abrams into the fold, directing the eagerly anticipated rebirth of the Star Wars saga with Star Wars The Force Awakens, set 30-odd years after Luke’s adventures seemingly ended in Return Of The Jedi. Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter on […]

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The Hunger Games – Franchise Tribute

With the final installment in The Hunger Games films, Mockingjay Part 2 out very soon, here is a fan-edit recap of the Jennifer Lawrence series so far, combined with trailer footage for the final film. The tribute is by Anton Volkov for fan site Quarter Quell. Enjoy, and “May the odds be ever in your […]

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Ripley, An Alien 3 / Alien: Resurrection Fan Edit

Here’s another great fan re-edit by @jobwillins (AKA Daniel), the creator of Derelict, the Alien / Prometheus mash-up. Daniel states: After the positive reception to Derelict (my Prometheus/Alien mashup), I decided to take a look at the least-loved of the proper Alien series. Ripley is an editing project that blends Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. I […]

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Retrospective: Back To The Future Video Essay

Here’s another in-depth video retrospective from OliverHarper, this time on possibly the greatest (and funniest) time-travel film ever made, Back To The Future. Great Scott! Keep ’em coming, Oliver!  

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Tribute To Stunt Legend Terry Leonard

“You’d better damn sure pay attention to what you’re doing, because it’s going to catch up on you sooner or later.” – Terry Leonard Below is a tribute to legendary stunt man and stunt coordinator Terry Leonard, from the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival. It played at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood before a screening […]

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Judge Minty Fan Film Now Completed

Judge Minty, the long in development labour of love fan film which has recently been touring comic festivals, has finally been released on line, and we have it for you below. The film, about an over the hill Judge who takes the long walk into The Cursed Earth, stars artist Greg Staples in a cameo […]

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Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait, By John Boorman

Lee Marvin was a star in his own firmament, a mass of contradictions and sensitivities, hidden beneath a rousing, ribald, flinty carapace. A wounded veteran of the bloody Pacific campaign in WW.II, a boozer and brawler, a poet and prince. It’s fair to say there has never been another actor quite like him. One man […]

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Call Me Snake: The Future Noir of Escape From New York

“Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid.. he must be the best man in his world.” Raymond Chandler’s words on noir detectives apply as much to Snake Plissken, who, according to writer/ director John Carpenter, is the one man with honour in a […]

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Ken Adam: Designing 007

Draw a Venn diagram making up the formative influences on the James Bond series, and a sizeable slice would be taken up by legendary designer Ken Adam. German born Sir Ken Adam OBE and his Jewish family escaped the Nazis in 1934. He went on to rival James Bond for derring-do exploits in the RAF […]

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Richard Attenborough: In Memoriam

Legendary British actor and director Lord Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90. The veteran of so many famous films and roles passed away on Sunday afternoon at the nursing home where he was being cared for with his wife, Sheila Sim, whom he married in 1945. He had been unwell for some […]

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